Date:  Feb 24, 2024


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Requisition No: 821417 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - 48008311

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48008311 

Salary:  $54,248.23 

Posting Closing Date: 02/26/2024 

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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB)

Law Enforcement Officer (Career Service)

Position Number 48008311

Department: Campus Police

Who are we?

FSDB is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more.


How you will make an impact

The incumbent of this position acts as Law Enforcement Officer in the Campus Police Department and is responsible for the pursuit, apprehension, and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators.

  • Identifies and investigates all suspicious incidents or reported crimes on FSDB properties to include: processing crime scenes, collecting and preserving evidence for court, filing criminal charges, general traffic enforcement and responding to calls for assistance from campus.
  • Assist with the inspections of buildings, equipment and grounds for safety and security violations, reporting of those safety/security violations to the appropriate FSDB Department.
  • Conduct crime prevention patrols in accordance with the department's philosophy of Community Oriented Policing Strategies.
  • Review all paperwork for accuracy and completeness issued by that shift at the end of the assignment tour of duty.
  • Operates computer and two-way communication equipment.
  • Perform special tactical assignments, crowd control and testifies in judicial proceedings, opens, and secures building for staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of security and safety procedures and techniques;
  • Knowledge of law enforcement principles and techniques;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of arrest procedures;
  • Skills in using restraint devices and firearms;
  • Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations;
  • Ability to understand and apply law rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals, angry or confused and those under great stress;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to prioritize work and ensure proper completion of work assignments;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently;
  • Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms; Bodily agility is emphasized;
  • Ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at waist;
  • Ability to stand for sustained period of time;
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance;
  • Ability to pick, pinch, type or work, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling; Worker is subject to outside environmental conditions and may be unprotected from weather conditions;
  • Ability to maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy;
  • Ability to attain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24.
  • Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR;



One year of law enforcement experience (sworn or non-sworn).

Two years of public contact experience or 2 years of active and continuous military service can substitute for the required experience. 

College education from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required sworn law enforcement experience.

In addition to the above requirements, Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class must:

(1) Be at least 19 years of age.

(2) Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary. 

(3) Be a high school graduate or its “equivalent” as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of the Department of Law Enforcement.

(4) Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.  

(5) Have his or her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.

(6) Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Commission. 

(7) Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission.  (8) Possess a current certificate of compliance for basic employment certification issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain Intermediate proficiency in sign language within four years of hire.

Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.



Hiring Salary Range Hiring Salary: 12-month position, $54,248.23 annually. Additional compensation is granted based on verified experience and education*

*Base $54,248.23

Associate Degree $1500.00

Bachelor Degree $3000.00

Master Degree $4500.00

Additional Related and verified Full-time Experience (20 year max) @ $150.00 per year

Sign Language Proficiency Level: Survival Plus $300.00, Intermediate $450.00, Advanced $600


Hours Sunday – Thursday 6:00pm to 2:00am (Hours may vary)



FSDB will prepare each student for a lifetime of success.



The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)



Integrity & Respect – The FSDB community is a cohesive group that serves with honor, care, kindness and responsibility.

Safety & Security – The FSDB community is committed to the protection and well-being of stakeholders.

Innovation – The FSDB community welcomes change and embraces a continuous improvement mindset to encourage new methods to solve problems and foster creativity and growth.

Trust – The FSDB community is committed to high quality services and accountability through honest, reliable and consistent actions.


Our benefits include:

  • Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System.
  • Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only.
  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions. Employees may purchase additional coverage.
  • Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more.
  • Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost.
  • Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities.
  • Biweekly accrual up to four (4) hours of sick leave and annual leave.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.


How You Will Grow

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.



Condition of employment

Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


To apply

Applications accepted through People First only.

An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

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Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great School. Apply today!


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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